Distro Astro is a project to create a Linux distribution for astronomers and astronomy enthusiasts. Distro Astro 1.0 has been released, codename Ceres. Linux Astronomy Software Distro Astro is one of the best Linux distributions for astronomy. It has different kinds of Linux astronomy software for different needs of its users. Planetarium software - Software that displays star positions (Carte du Ciel, KStars, Stellarium) Telescope control - Drivers that allow planetarium software to move the telescope (INDI Library) Observatory dome control - Drivers that allow software clients to move an observatory dome (INDI Library) Dome planetarium - Software that runs digital planetariums (Nightshade, Stellarium) Sky calendar - Astronomical calculation and prediction software (XEphem, GPredict, XTide, Meteoracle) Astrophotography - Software that runs CCD cameras and stack/manipulate astronomical images (wxAstroCapture, Registax, GCX, Iris) Star map creation - Software to create professional-looking starmaps like those in magazines (PP3) Astronomical research - Software for scientific simulation, modelling and data analysis (ORSA, IRAF) Space exploration - Software that simulates motion through space (Celestia, OpenUniverse) More - Other popular astronomy software (Virtual Moon Atlas, Where is M13?, etc.) You can check out the full list of features and supported astronomical hardware. If you are ready, then you can Download Distro Astro now.